The Museum of The Little Prince, Hakone-machi
(3.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Step into scenes from one of the world's most read and best loved children's books at The Museum of The Little Prince, a museum and park dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic. Stroll around the small village, designed to look like the illustrations of France pored over endlessly by readers of "The Little Prince." Learn about the author's childhood, and the inspirations which went into the magical tale, as you go through the museum, seeing a recreation of his childhood bedroom and the room in which he wrote the famous story. Rest up in the onsite cafe, serving an array of French dishes with a distinctly Japanese twist. Put The Museum of The Little Prince into our Hakone-machi itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 奇妙的探索之行,在2015年底小王子電影熱映時造訪,重新閱讀了作者聖修伯里的一生故事,對閱讀小王子這部作品,或是他其他發人深省的小說有深刻的幫助。花園造景等處別具巧思,彷彿走入小王子的奇幻世界。如果不介意這裡並不是法國而是日本的話,此處是到訪箱根時不可錯過的地方。 
  • I was not going to this Museum in the beginning is good to go. Is read only once in the past are almost forgot. Okay, go to a Museum, why this book is read many years around the world, France located in the train station of the name of the author.
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  • Visited in the projection mapping mercenary from the 17:00. I really didn't know the story of the little Prince is enjoy the cuteness of your garden or building and illumination. And because the admission discounts at Hakone free pass was so nice, the price is a little expensive... I thought.
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  • This museum is so fantastic! I love Le Petit Prince so this museum taught me more about the author and I got some great photo opportunities. I definitely suggest going here! I went to Hakone just to see this museum and it was worth the day trip!
  • Great little place, I thought it was a little expensive, but it was acceptable. I learnt a lot more about Antoine St Exupery. It was also beautifully designed with certain photograph spots which teaches you where to take photos to look good :D Good for photograph newbs like myself. We left soon as we were on a hurry to get to the airport though.
  • My son was reading The Little Prince when we headed to Hakone and...surprise! This little gem of a museum was right there in Hakone! It is sweet and delightful. Exterior is a charming garden with a replica of the house the author grew up in and including statues of all the characters and places in the book. Inside you'll find the story of his life and they have the authors actual passport! At the end you 'enter' into the book. Charming little restaurant there and gift shop...also charming. TIP: Last entrance 30 mins before. Check website for hours, etc.
  • Lovely place, would love to be there again soon
  • Insanely detailed homage to Saint-Exupéry with lots of fun in it. A good museum in its right with an interesting historical account, it features a very clever and challenging treasure hunt with nice puzzles. However, you will need a Japanese speaker to play. There is also a simple stamp collecting exercise suited to younger children.